Anthropology: Childhood - Anthropology

  • Primary School in Japan: Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education book cover

    Primary School in Japan

    Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education, 1st Edition

    By Peter Cave

    The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of…

    Paperback – 2009-05-12
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Global Childhoods: Globalization, Development and Young People book cover

    Global Childhoods

    Globalization, Development and Young People, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart Aitken

    This astute book initiates a broad discussion from a variety of different disciplines about how we place children nationally, globally and within development discourses. Unlike other books of its kind, it does not seek to dwell solely on the abiding complexities of local comparisons. Rather, it…

    Paperback – 2009-03-13

  • Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies book cover

    Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    1st Edition

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20

  • Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood book cover

    Childhood Studies

    A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean Mills, Richard Mills

    The nature of childhood, the consideration of whether a certain age denotes innocence or not, and the desire to teach good citizenship to our children are all issues commonly discussed by today's media. This book brings together a variety of perspectives on the study of childhood: how this has…

    Paperback – 1999-12-16

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